'Candyman' director Nia DaCosta makes history

Candyman regisseur Nia DaCosta has become the first Black female director to have a film debut in the top spot in the US box office, Universal Pictures announced Tuesday.

According to Box Office Mojo, the horror film, a sequel of the 1992 Fliek, made over $ 22 million over the weekend.
The movie is also now the second highest-grossing three-day opening for a Black female director, led by Ava DuVernay forA Wrinkle in Time.
    DaCosta co-wrote the movie with Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld. This version ofCandymanhas all Black leads and addresses racism, chronicling the story of a Black man who was killed for falling in love with a White woman.
      DaCosta said in a recent interview with the New York Times that she welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with Peele.
        I was really excited because Jordan Peele was co-writer and a producerno-brainer. So, I felt really safe in the process because I’m a huge fan of his.
          Next up for DaCosta is directingThe Marvels,” the follow to 2019’sCaptain Marvelfor Marvel Studios.
            Candymancan currently be seen in theaters.




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